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PPP: Legislative Democrats More Unpopular Than Legislative Republicans PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 February 2015 06:47

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - They're in the minority in the General Assembly, but Democratic state legislators are even more unpopular than the Republicans who have control of both chambers.

Public Policy Polling's February 11 poll comes with this analysis:

"As the General Assembly kicks off another session, it continues to be quite unpopular with North Carolinians. Only 23% of voters say they approve of the job it's doing to 51% who disapprove. It's reached the point though where the minority Democrats (34/48) have even worse favorability numbers than the Republican majority (37/46). The main reason for that is the Republican base is happier with its party leadership (74/12 favorability) than the Democrats (57/23) are with theirs. That big gap is a relatively new development."

Full results are available at publicpolicypolling.com.

 
New Democratic Party Chairwoman Patsy Keever Faces Party In Need Of Rebuilding PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 February 2015 06:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - New state Democratic Party Chairwoman Patsy Keever has here work cut out for her. The party is broke and Democrats are still reeling from being relegated by voters to minority status in both houses of the General Assembly. Still, she presents a positive outlook.

"So many people are ready for the Democratic Party to be strong, to be positive," Keever said upon being elected to the top job last weekend. "This is a new beginning for us, and people are excited."

Keever is from Asheville and ran an unsuccessful campaign to oust Congressman Patrick McHenry from his 10th District seat in 2012.

Finances are a key problem area. At the meeting of top party leaders, the ougoing chairman, Randy Voller, said the party could look at getting a $200,000 line of credit to go forward.

Keever says her priorities include returning the governor's office to Democrats in 2016 and supporting the Democratic nominee for president.

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper is believed to be planning a run against Republican incumbent Pat McCrory, but has made no official declaration. A recent Public Policy Polling survey showed McCrory handily beating Cooper by five points, if the election were held today.

 
Bush, Carson, Walker Top List Among North Carolina GOP PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 06:30

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and Scott Walker are grouped together in a lead pack of potential 2016 presidential candidates supported by North Carolina Republicans.

Bush, the former governor of Florida, has been known as a supporter of school choice. Dr. Carson has built a reputation for his oratory. Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, has become a star due to the public fight he's waged and won against labor unions.

Public Policy Polling reports that all three men garner 14 percent of the vote. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee pulls 13 percent.

Full data can be found at publicpolicypolling.com.

 
Voters Evenly Split On President Obama's Job Performance PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 February 2015 06:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Half of the country's likely voters approve of President Obama's job performance and half do not. The data comes from the latest Presidential Tracking Poll from The Rasmussen Report.

The latest figures include 27% who Strongly Approve of the way Obama is performing as president and 37% who Strongly Disapprove.

This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10, according to Rasmussen.

 
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